When taking a night flight and time permitting, Café Deco located in Level 7, restricted area, T1 is always my first port of call for a bite before boarding. Free from the hustle and bustle of the departures lounge, it’s a welcome sight with its roomy, wood décor and striking views over the runways. The impressive views are thanks to its large floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and for the romantics out there you can gaze at the beautiful starry sky night while you dine.
So enough of the romance…what’s on the menu? Café Deco offers something for everyone with a variety of Asian and international dishes including favorites such as pizza, pasta, hand pulled noodles, and Indian curry to name some. I am pleased to report that there are many vegetarian options too.
My flight was delayed so I had to pamper myself with a spot of comfort eating…Burrata Mozzarella & Vine Ripened Tomatoes with Green Olive Ciabatta got my meal off to a flying start. The burrata was homemade with that pleasing creamy taste on cutting, complimented superbly by the fresh and sweet tomatoes. Then came my Butternut Squash Soup. This soup was thick and smooth just as it should be, with the welcome added crunch of almond flakes plus fragrant basil leaves; it was simply alluring.
Onto the mains, I ordered Sconcigli Pomodoro e Olive Negra Calabria. This wonderful pasta dish is made with cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive negra, white wine, extra virgin olive oil, and pecorino – an absolutely delectable combination; I just couldn’t get enough of this dish!
I also wanted to try the Deep-fried Bean Curd with Wild Mushroom Hand-pulled Noodles, the Oriental Vegetable Spring Rolls, and the Masala Dosa, but simply did not have room after the delights of the above. But will certainly look forward to these on my return.
For cheese lovers, Café Deco also has a cheese and wine counter, serving a wide range of wines and signature cheeses from around the world. If you want a relaxing glass of wine before boarding – this is the place for you. There’s also a live jazz band on most nights, so you can really chill out.
As I looked out the window watching the planes take-off and land under the moonlit sky, listening to the Blues, I began to indulge myself in distant memories of the past…until the boarding time finally wake me up. So beware you can really lose yourself at Café Deco!
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